Please note: All Learn-to Camp overnight programming is cancelled for 2022. The Glen Rouge Campground remains closed for critical repairs and enhancements.

Never been camping? Not sure how to get started? The Parks Canada Learn-to Camp team is here to help!

Our program prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident planning and going on your first camping adventure. We typically offer three ways that you can get your first taste of camping.

If you are interested in booking any of these options for your organization, please contact us via the email provided below.

Learn-to Camp Pop-Up Booths (Free)

Free drop-in sessions at community locations in the Greater Toronto Area – and find us at various trailheads throughout Rouge National Urban Park!  We can briefly introduce you to Parks Canada and camping in the great outdoors, and provide information on outdoor safety.



 
Learn-to Camp Workshops (Free)

Our team delivers workshops to help your audiences on their first frontcountry camping adventure! Topics covered include wildlife awareness, campfire technique, and equipment recommendations.

This year, we have free in-person workshops available to the public. Please contact the Host Organization directly for further details. Some may require registration.

Date Host Organization Time
Thursday, June 16
Mississauga Public Library: Clarkson Branch
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, June 23 Mississauga Public Library: Lakeview branch 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday, June 23 Mississauga Public Library: Erin Meadows Branch
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 25 Newmarket Public Library
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, June 30
Ajax Public Library
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 2 Uxbridge Public Library
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 9
Vaughan Public Library
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 13
Burlington Public Library: Tansley Woods Branch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday, July 14
Mississauga Public Library: Frank McKechnie
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday, July 14
Mississauga Public Library: Malton 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 23
Newmarket Public Library
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

 Learn-to Camp Overnight Experiences

All Learn-to Camp Overnight programs have been cancelled for 2022. We look forward to camping safely together in the future!

 

 

 

 

*If you would like to book a summer program for your community organization or group, please contact our Learn-to-Camp Coordinator, Shannon Lyon, at shannon.lyon@pc.gc.ca.

Ready for your own camping adventure? Before you go, checkout our videos and helpful hints for a memorable camping trip.